Trader Joe's Pinecrest to Open in October

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Trader Joe's is opening in Pinecrest.
OK, Miami, get out your tiki shirts and prepare for the grand opening of the first Trader Joe's to open in southeast Florida.

The long-awaited Trader Joe's has finally announced the opening date for its first Miami-Dade location, at 9205 S. Dixie Hwy. in Pinecrest.

See also:
- Trader Joe's Is Coming to Pinecrest
- Five Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's

The 13,500-square-foot store will open October 18 at 8 a.m., and "trading hours" will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Trader Joe's is much more than a grocery chain. Established in 1967, the company has become well known for its shops paneled with cedar walls and staffed with helpful Hawaiian-shirt-clad employees who sell everything from greeting cards to flat bananas -- most of which are private-label products sourced from exotic locales.

Because Trader Joe's specializes in the exotic and unusual (in addition to pantry staples), the stores have liberal try-before-you-buy and return policies. If you're unsure you'll like those seaweed snacks, ask any one of the "crew members" to open the package for you to sample. Don't like it when you get home? Return it for a full refund.

The store also offers many discounted items, including the famous Charles Shaw wine (also known as "Two-Buck Chuck") that comes in several varietals. Trader Joe's also sends local residents its Fearless Flyer, a mashup of Consumer Reports-style product information with some Mad Magazine humor thrown in for good measure.

If you want to wear the Hawaiian shirt, Trader Joe's will begin hiring crew members for the Pinecrest store Monday, September 9, at 10 a.m. Apply in person at the store. Employment applications can be obtained in advance at traderjoes.com.

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Lory Owens
Lory Owens

We went to the one in Naples and the prices are not really much to brag about. But if you are looking for a specialty item that you cannot find at Publix or Winn Dixie than that is a fun place to go.

Pamm Holben-Czarka
Pamm Holben-Czarka

I feel in love with Trader Joes living in LA! So glad he's heading East

Tommy Strangie
Tommy Strangie

this would be great on south beach but that would make way too much sense -lets have four publix on 17 blocks

Susan Lord
Susan Lord

Love Trader Joe's, I shop in Framingham, MA all the time!! will shop in Pinecrest soon

Jane Es
Jane Es

Trader Joe's rocks!!!

Bonnie Caminas
Bonnie Caminas

Finally!!! I've been waiting all year for this :)

Jasmin Freire-Puddu
Jasmin Freire-Puddu

good food,fair trade, organic and sometimes local grown but no fuss.

Cary Cary
Cary Cary

I've never been to one. Why is everyone so excited? Is it an organic market of sorts?

Jim Crotty
Jim Crotty

Well, that's a little closer to Puerto Rico. ¡Bienvenido Trader Joe's...a Miami!

Ryn Ka
Ryn Ka

you rocked my world with that one..cuz i wasnt going to naples anytime soon...thank you thank you and thank you for sharing

Grace Rebecca Frawley
Grace Rebecca Frawley

no, thank you for showing me that such a magical place exists! Laura Sanchez-Ortiz'

Laura Sanchez-Ortiz
Laura Sanchez-Ortiz

I'm peeing in my pants excited. I'll be there first thing- first day

Sasha Lopez
Sasha Lopez

Adam Behm Now we have to livening Miami lol

Cristina Gancedo
Cristina Gancedo

I know! I am counting down the days!!! I have been wanting to drive to Naples just to stock up on things!!

Jeff Dearing
Jeff Dearing

Meh. The Pinecrest crowd cancels any interest I had.

Madelyn Gomez
Madelyn Gomez

Cristina Gancedo thought of you when I saw this!! Can't wait

Vikki Brandi
Vikki Brandi

Can't wait- I am in Cambridge MA about to walk 30 min out of my wAy after mtg to visit trader joes !

Joseph F. Carney III
Joseph F. Carney III

The Big Trader joes takeover !!! were getting one in asheville shortly too....

Ramon Crespo
Ramon Crespo

Nice to see this make it to Miami finally!

Rob Teinert
Rob Teinert

at least your state isnt illegally run by the mormon cult and your store will beable to sell 2 buck chuck!!, im jealous...

David Walker
David Walker

I've been living in San Diego for the last 7-8 years where we have many of them. Love that supermarket. Way to go Miami.

misterraoul
misterraoul

@Jennifer M Brown Cono? It's coño!

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